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Thriving at College as a Hindu American

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

Join us: Thriving in College as a Hindu American

Sunday, February 25 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Online, anywhere

Congratulations…You’re heading off to college this fall! It’s both an exciting and unnerving time. You’ll be paving the way for your career, making your own decisions, and making new friends. You’ll also be facing some challenges, both academically and socially.

This webinar aims to help you (and your parents) answer many of the questions you may have about college life in general.

We’re also going to be talking about the challenges of being Hindu on campus.

  • You’re taking a course on Hinduism, and the professor continually takes jabs at the tradition.
  • You’re taking a South Asian politics course, and the professor refuses to recognize the ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus.
  • The South Asian student group refers to anyone who is excited about the new Ram temple in Ayodhya as Islamaphobic.


Join our Executive Director, Suhag Shukla, Esq. and Education Director, Vijay Satnarine, Ph.D. to get the scoop. Vijay has spent the past seven years as a college chaplain, mentoring hundreds of students. He taught Hindu Dharma traditions to students in universities in London, Wales, and America.

This is one webinar you and your parents shouldn’t miss. Be sure to register and submit your questions.

Featured Speakers:

Suhag Shukla, Esq. is the Executive Director and a co-founder of HAF. She holds a BA in Religion and JD from the University of Florida. Ms. Shukla has helped steer the Foundation to being recognized as a leading voice for civil rights, human rights, and religious freedom.

Vijay Satnarine, Ph.D. has served as the Director of Education for HAF since August 2023. He holds a M.A. (Hons) in Sanskrit and a Ph.D. in Indology and Religious Studies from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to coming to HAF, Dr. Satnarine worked for eight years in Higher Education, teaching and researching at Universities in London, Cardiff, and Washington D.C. Additionally, as a traditionally trained Yajñācārya, he has taught karmakāṇḍa to over 50 purohitas in India and the US, and Vedānta to thousands of people worldwide. Recently, he worked with students to establish the first fully consecrated Dharmic Meditation Center in an American or Catholic University in history. His interests lie in ensuring the transmission of Hindu teachings in a manner consistent with the various Dharmic worldviews, not those that were imported, imposed, or internalized, whilst being able to interact with other worldviews in an equitable manner.


February 25
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Online, Anywhere